The Oscar season is upon us, and with the nominations announced in exactly one month, the studios are all getting underway with their various campaigns. Lionsgate has a handful of contenders, including The Impossible and The Hunger Games, and it is also giving an awards push for this year’s successful The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Best-selling novelist Stephen Chbosky returned behind the camera for the first time in over a decade and a half, directing from his own script and adapting his own original novel.
With the nominations now just weeks away, Lionsgate have released the final draft of the script for awards consideration, and are also campaigning for the film in all categories.
“A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.”
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller star as the young leading trio, alongside Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Nina Dobrev, Melanie Lynskey, and Kate Walsh.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released in theatres back in September and October, and will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray in the UK and US in February 2013. And by this time next month, we’ll know whether or not it will be heading to the Oscars that month, too.
CLICK HERE to download the screenplay in .pdf format.